Death of Richard Groves

Following the sad news of the death of Richard Groves former director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies in January, the following obituary written by two of his colleagues, and current honorary fellows of IASS housing and communities group was published last week in The Guardian.

Our colleague Richard Groves, who has died of cancer aged 65, made an enormous contribution to housing and environmental health for more than 40 years. At the University of Birmingham's Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, Rick developed and led teaching on housing for environmental health officers. He was director of the centre from 2005 to 2008."

Read the full obituary in The Guardian, 19 February 2013